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Eli Segal

Eli Segal


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4239    Fax: 215.981.4750


Rutgers University School of Law in Camden

Adjunct associate professor on free expression and guest lecturer on media litigation

Drexel University School of Law

Guest lecturer on media litigation

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Guest lecturer on media litigation

Philadelphia Bar Association

  • Co-chair, Civil Rights Committee
  • Former Representative, Board of Governors
  • Former Chair, Public Interest Section

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member of Bar/Press Committee

Media Law Resource Center

  • Member of Internet Law Committee (2014-present)
  • Co-author, since 2012, Pennsylvania chapter in annual 50-state survey on media libel law


Leadership Philadelphia

Selected for the 2019 Leadership Philadelphia Core Class

Chambers USA

Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2020); Recognized Practitioner (2019)

ACLU of Pennsylvania Civil Libertarian Award

Pepper Hamilton received this award from the ACLU of Pennsylvania in 2015 for, among other things, the firm’s work on a successful First Amendment challenge to Pennsylvania’s Revictimization Relief Act, a case that Mr. Segal argued.

Legal Intelligencer

Named as one of Pennsylvania’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” in 2015

Rising Stars

Selected for inclusion on the Pennsylvania Rising Stars lists (2017-19)


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2007, executive editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • B.A., Religious Studies, cum laude, with distinction, Yale University, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania


  • Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell: U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Philadelphia, PA

Practice Areas

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